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Care of the plant Geum coccineum or Red avens.

Care of the plant Geum coccineum or Red avens

The genus Geum, family Rosaceae, comprises 40 species of perennial herbaceous plants native to Europe, Africa, Asia, America and New Zealand. Some species are: Geum coccineum, Geum rivale, Geum reptans, Geum chiloense, Geum montanum, Geum urbanum.

Common names: Dwarf orange avens, Red avens. This species is native to Eastern Mediterranean region.

They are small creeping plants that reach 40 cm (15.74") in height. They have closely clipped pinnate leaves. The pretty red, orange or yellow flowers appear at the end of thin stems and have 5 petals. They bloom in summer.

Red avens is used for alpine rockery, flower beds and borders and in pots for patios and terraces.

Geum coccineum needs full sun or light shade exposure. The average annual temperature should be 10-20 ºC (50-68 ºF).

The soil is enough if it's well-drained garden soil but with a certain capacity to retain water. Planting in its final location can be done in spring or fall.

Water in such a way that the soil is always humid but without puddling, reducing the water supply during the winter.

Fertilize biweekly during spring and summer with mineral fertilizer.

Geum coccineum is a resistant plant that is not usually affected by pests and diseases.

Dwarf orange avens propagates from seeds sown in early spring or summer; seedlings can be transplanted at 6 months. It's also possible to do it by division of the plant in early spring.

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Geum coccineum
Geum coccineum
Geum coccineum
Geum coccineum